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5 October 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 5.7 T

2. BRECHTEN (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 79.8 T

3. COBLENZ (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 33 T

4. COLOGNE (Opportunistic)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

1st Bomb Division was made up of 92nd BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG, 306th BG, 351st BG, 379th BG, 381st BG, 384th BG, 398th BG, 457th BG. 91st Bomb Group & 401st Bomb Group stand down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 726.7 T

5. DORTMUND/UNNA (Opportunistic)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 41.5 T

6. HERFORD (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 21 T

7. LIPPERODE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 4 T

8. LIPPSTADT (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

2nd Bomb Division was made up of 44th BG, 93rd BG, 389th BG, 392nd BG, 445th BG, 446th BG, 453rd BG, 458th BG, 466th BG, 467th BG, 489th BG, 491st Bomb Group, 492nd BG. 448th Bomb Group stands down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 491 T

9. MUNSTER/HANDORF (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 122.3 T

10. MUNSTER/LODDENHEIDE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division was made up of 34th BG, 94th BG, 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group 385th BG, 390th BG, 447th BG, 452nd BG, 486th BG, 490GB, 493rd BG. 388th Bomb Group & 487th Bomb Group stand down.

Units

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 644.7 T

11. PADERBORNE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 81.3 T

12. RHEINE (Opportunistic)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS in center of city. Total destruction of yards ans most of city.

Plane: Hollywood and Vine
Bomb load: 12-500 pounders
Time: 5 hours

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

The above information is from my Fathers War Journal. lml

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 27.5 T

13. RHEINE (Primary)

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 168.1 T

Service

People

  • Benjamin Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, William R. Kinnaird Crew. 9 combat missions. ...

  • Robert Applin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Our pilot, Bob Applin, was a natural leader and an excellent pilot. - Barky Hovsepian, R/O Complete a 35 mission tour

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Richard Baynes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Robert Birckhead

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, as crew pilot. 31 combat missions. ...

  • Jackie Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • Arthur Christian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #132 dated 8 July 1944, R Farra Crew. 20 combat missions. ...

  • Norman Crosson

    Military | Major | Air Inspector - Command Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Served a combat tour as a B-24 pilot with the 90th BG - 321st BS in the South Pacific. Survived a bailout and 12 day trek to be rescued in the outback of Australia. Served as Air Inspector and Command Pilot with the 466th BG at Attlebridge.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102430 Spam-O-Liner

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; transferred 403 AD Langford Lodge training 4/3/45; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45....

  • 43-38501 SWEET CHARIOT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 21/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 546th Bomb ...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 23:59:05 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 130

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 00:14:57 Lisa Changes to event
Sources

My information is from my Fathers War Journal.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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